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  1. #1
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    Virtualization

    Virtual PC does not work without hardware virtualization. If I run Windows Virtual PC and click to “Create Virtual Machine” I get an error. The error message has a link which takes me to where I can download and run the Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool. When I run this tool, I am warned that the hardware-assisted virtualization is not enabled and it give me another link.

    This takes me to an intranet page with this warning:

    Although OEMs have been shipping hardware virtualization in PCs for three years, hardware virtualization is not available in all PCs—so even if your PC is new, it may not have hardware virtualization.

    And this seems to be the case with this machine. After doing the steps go into the BIOS during startup, I did not find any mention in the BIOS settings for selecting the Virtualization Technology.

    The computer I am using is a HP COMPAQ DC 7800. What computers have Virtulaization and which ones do not? Is there a list somewhere?

    The processor is Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz

    What other information do I need to know? I would not even know what to google. I am thinking of asking HP for advice.

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    I had that same cpu & upgraded to a Q9550 which had virtualization built in. Have you tried Virtualbox? http://www.virtualbox.org
    Asus P9X79-Deluxe, Intel i7 3930k @ 4.2Ghz, 16gb DDR3-1600 Kingston HyperX Memory, Coolermaster Storm Trooper case, Corsair AX850 psu, Zotac 970 GTX 4gB SLI, Corsair Model H100 w/c, Samsung 840 Pro 512gB SSD, Asus Blu-ray Writer 12x, Windows7 Pro x64

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    The Q6600 does have VT:
    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=29765
    Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) - Yes
    VT is now optional in Virtual PC:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_pc
    Optional: if the processor supports hardware-assisted virtualization technology such as AMD-V or Intel-VT, it will be used. Before March 19, 2010, such a processor was mandatory.
    With some motherboards, Intel's VT-x feature must be enabled in the BIOS before applications can make use of it:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir...gure-bios.aspx

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    Intel: Processor Specs
    http://ark.intel.com

    Wikipedia: Virtual PC
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_pc

    Wikipedia: Intel VT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_VT

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    Doc

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    Whoops Guess it was another cpu I had @ the time.
    Asus P9X79-Deluxe, Intel i7 3930k @ 4.2Ghz, 16gb DDR3-1600 Kingston HyperX Memory, Coolermaster Storm Trooper case, Corsair AX850 psu, Zotac 970 GTX 4gB SLI, Corsair Model H100 w/c, Samsung 840 Pro 512gB SSD, Asus Blu-ray Writer 12x, Windows7 Pro x64

    MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost-003 Gaming Notebook 15.6", Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.40GHz, 16GB Memory 1TB HDD 128GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB, 4.36 lbs.

  5. #5
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    Must have been.

    Doesn't really matter now though. Even have W7Pro with Virtual PC/XP Pro running on Celeron and Atoms.

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